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MENTORSHIP
PROGRAM

An intensive 4 week 1-on-1 customized program aimed at helping you achieve your art goals

I'll PUT YOU ON A PATH TO SUCCESS

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WEEKLY MEETINGS

I will meet with you online to discuss goals, do live paintovers, and assign work

IMPROVE
Skills

Improve your technical skills with personalized studies, and fundamental skills with concept art and illustration assignments.

live PAINTOVERS

During our meetings I will do live paintovers to show you new techniques, and to better help you improve.

COLLABORATE

All mentees will be working with the same design document, and have access to the exclusive Discord channel

MASTERY

My program is structured to help you improve in an easy to understand way, quickly and efficiently

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WHY I CAN HELP

As a Game Developer, Concept Artist, and Illustrator, my focus is telling compelling stories through the use of visual mediums. My wide range of experience has allowed me to work on many varied and fantastic projects throughout the entertainment industry.

Any art career you might be interested in, I most likely have had some experience in. From reskinning retro Atari games for mobile, developing concept art for high budget film productions, to high quality illustrations for the Lord of The Rings TCG by Fantasy Flight games, I've covered a lot of ground in my art career.

I also currently co-own a video game studio called Red Essence games, and we are developing an unannounced hand painted 2D Action RPG.​

My Partnered Discord server is also a place where 5000 artists come together to share and critique work.

I am passionate about teaching and sharing my experiences as a professional Artist, especially with those new to the industry. My focus has always been collaboration and developing relationships wherever I go.

My goal with this mentorship program is to help you push your technical skills, learn how to market yourself, and to set you on a path to success. I'm here to show you that a professional Artist can be a businessman, innovator, and most importantly a means of connection between people.

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CLIENTS / PROJECTS

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WHAT ARTISTS SAY

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Alexis Abesamis
working now at
Panic Button

Nik helped me identify and improve on my weaknesses and really pushed me to go out of my comfort zone. Because of him I have a newfound confidence in myself and my own work.

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Filip Vujevic
freelance artist

Nik’s mentorship was the push that I needed. The personalized studies and assignments really helped me hone my skills further and showed me how I should approach studying on my own. This was an investment in myself  I’ll never regret.

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McKenna Morrison
working now at Bungie

As a teacher, Nik is extremely communicative and attentive. As a person he is equally easy to talk to and fun to learn from. I feel that this mentorship was exactly what I needed to get started in the industry

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Manish Pradhan
working now at Floyd County (Archer)

Nik's mentorship program offered me the opportunity to get a glimpse into the workings of the gaming industry.  Each study and assignment was practical and helped me improve my technique and understanding in Art

STUDENT WORK SAMPLES

Artem Shukaev
Artem Shukaev

Spirit of the Samurai

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Jon Roydon
Jon Roydon

Angela Character concept

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Audrey Grant
Audrey Grant

Art broZ Monthly Challenge

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Artem Shukaev

Spirit of the Samurai

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CURRICULUM

START

INTRODUCTION:

  • I tailor your program specifically for you based on our initial video call

  • We discuss your goals, strengths / weaknesses, and develop a plan to measure your progress 

week 1

​CONCEPT ART 1:

  • 3 studies to improve fundamentals

  • Pick an assets you want to develop a concept for, from IP document

  • Begin thumbnailing concept

  • 1 Hour video review call

week 2

CONCEPT ART 2:

  • 3 studies to improve your concepts

  • Finalize your concept with professional presentation 

  • Begin writing an art resume / cover letter

  • 1 Hour video review call

week 3

ILLUSTRATION 1:

  • 3 studies to improve your composition and lighting skills

  • Finalize resume / cover letter

  • Begin thumbnails for your final illustration

  • 1 Hour video review call

week 4

ILLUSTRATION 2:

  • 3 studies to improve your illustration skills

  • Finalize illustration

  • Discuss strategies for presenting your work

  • 1 Hour video review call to discuss future goals and strategy

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

A 4 week comprehensive mentorship designed to not only improve your artistic abilities, but give you the tools to market yourself and secure work in a field you love. I will introduce basic marketing and brand strategies to help differentiate yourself in the entertainment industry.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
  • You are looking to break into the Entertainment Industry.

  • You are highly motivated and dedicated to your craft.

  • You want to expand your artistic knowledge, and plan to apply it to a professional career.

  • You are looking for a supplement or alternative to art school.

  • You struggle with confidence in marketing yourself.

  • You are looking to grow your artistic fan base.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Access to Discord, Skype or other video call services

  • Access to Drop Box, Google Drive or other file sharing services

  • Commitment to completing the program and all its parts

  • Motivation to learn!

PRICE:
  •  $500 USD for a 4 week 1-on-1 mentorship​

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SEND ME YOUR WORK
LET'S TALK!

To inquire about the program, please contact me with a link to your work, and a brief sentence of what you hope to achieve from this mentorship program.

Thanks for submitting! I will get back to you shortly!

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